10 highly sought-after historic wedding venues in Sydney

Located in Sydney and searching for a venue that exudes vintage character and old-world charm? We suggest starting with the 10 most sought-after historic wedding venues in Sydney as ranked by their customer reviews on Easy Weddings.

*As correct on publish date March 21, 2018


Gunners' Barracks

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With an impressive 110 five-star customer reviews on Easy Weddings, Gunners’ Barracks is easily one of the most popular choices among those searching for a venue with historic charm and character to host their wedding day. This venue exudes historical elegance and features captivating views of Sydney Harbour from its secluded Mosman setting. Gunners’ Barracks offers couples the unique opportunity to host their ceremony, photoshoot and reception of up to 130 seated guests or up to 180 cocktail guests in the one stunning location – so you and your wedding party don’t have to rush between venues on the big day. If you are searching for a historic venue that combines an elegant location, impeccable service and exquisite cuisine, we cannot recommend Gunners’ Barracks enough. But don’t just take our word for it – read their glowing customer reviews and find out for yourself why so many newlyweds trusted this reputable venue to create their dream wedding. See more here.

 (150)  Mosman
  • Impressive views of Sydney Harbour
Set overlooking Sydney's iconic Harbour, Gunners' Barracks is the perfect secluded setting for a wedding with a view. Features include opulent Waterford chandeliers, hand-printed Florence Broadhurst wallpaper and luxury furnishings.

 50+ From $150 Enquire

Doltone House Venue & Catering Collection

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With 109 five-star customer reviews, Doltone House is up there with the most popular historic wedding venues in Sydney, New South Wales. The Doltone House Group offers couples the choice from five unique Sydney wedding venues, including Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf, Doltone House Hyde Park, Doltone House Darling Island, Doltone House Australian Technology Park, and Doltone House Sylvania Waters. These venues are renowned for welcoming guests into a contemporary and luxurious function space with some of the best views Sydney has to offer. No matter what you envision for your special day, the dedicated and professional team behind Doltone House can bring your dream wedding to life. Click here to find out more.


Curzon Hall 

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Curzon Hall could be the historic wedding venue you’ve been searching for. This remarkable Sydney landmark stands on three acres of perfumed gardens – the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding. Curzon Hall features many elements of Victorian grandeur, including sandstone turrets, a sweeping cedar staircase, ornate fountains, cathedral-style ceilings and crystal chandeliers. Curzon Hall caters for both intimate gatherings and lavish soirees, and accommodates wedding parties from 30 to 500 guests. No matter what you plan for your big day, Curzon Hall can grant your every wedding wish and want. Click here to visit their Easy Weddings storefront for more information.



Sergeants' Mess

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With 69 five-star customer reviews on Easy Weddings, Sergeants’ Mess is a favourite among those seeking vintage character and old-world charm in a historic wedding venue. This sparkling waterfront venue features breathtaking harbour views, elegant and glamorous design, and a location that guarantees wedding parties absolute privacy in their celebration. Sergeants’ Mess allows couples to host their ceremony, photoshoot and reception all within the one stunning location, so you don’t have to rush between venues on your big day. Click here to find out more.


 (92)  Chowder Bay
  • One of Sydney's premium venues
Overlooking Sydney Harbour, Sergeants' Mess offers couples the opportunity to exchange vows in a truly magical setting. Features include contemporary decor, subtle hints of grandeur from the 1960s and magnificent water views.

 80+ From $150 Enquire
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Pier One Sydney Harbour - Autography Collection

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Pier One Sydney Harbour could be the wedding venue of your dreams. This heritage hotel provides couples an absolute waterfront position and magnificent views of Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Harbour itself, and Walsh Bay. Pier One Sydney Harbour offers the choice between two stunning function venues – Water @ Pier and Dawes Point Room – catering from a minimum of 20 guests to a maximum of 350 guests for a cocktail reception. No matter what you envision for your special day, Pier One Sydney has something to suit all weddings. Click here to find out more about this historic wedding venue.

 (70)  Walsh Bay
  • Spectacular waterfront photo opportunities
Nestled under the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, Pier One Sydney Harbour in Walsh Bay is an exceptional waterfront wedding venue and luxury 5-star hotel with three immaculate event spaces for your dream day. The venue’s picturesque pontoon location floats above tranquil waters and enjoys panoramic views of the iconic Sydney Harbour skyline.

 1+ From $155 Enquire

Lauriston House Function Centre

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Built in 1887, Lauriston House Function Centre is highly sought-after among those seeking historic wedding venues in Sydney. This award-winning venue is perfect for fairytale weddings, featuring open fireplaces, a private bridal room, an elegant lounge area, and a dining room complete with a dance floor. Lauriston House allows couples exclusive access for the duration of their function, so you don’t have to worry about bumping into other wedding parties on your big day. Visit their Easy Weddings storefront for more information.


 (47)  Dundas Valley
  • Exclusively Yours
Sensational, unique, and charming, Lauriston House Function Centre is the wedding venue for your wedding day. Built-in 1887, Lauriston House is a heritage-listed property located in the desirable Dundas Valley. The timeless features include open fireplaces, ornate chandeliers, a dining room with a spacious white starlight grand ballroom dancefloor, a stylish lounge area, and a private bridal room.

 80+ From $100 Enquire

Gledswood Homestead

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A historic homestead and farming property, Gledwood Homestead could be the historic wedding venue you’ve been searching for. This venue features several outdoor wedding ceremony locations, an abundance of photography opportunities, and packages to suit weddings of up to 450 guests. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a lavish soiree, Gledswood Homestead has something for everyone. See more here.


 (64)  Gledswood Hills
  • Catering for up to 450 guests
Offering 3 magnificent function rooms, luscious manicured gardens with arches, gravel driveways with old school charm, marry in style at the historic Gledswood Homestead & Winery set on 35 acres in the Macarthur District. The rustic wedding venue presents authentic country beauty in an idyllic setting for your garden ceremony and wedding reception in the awe-inspiring homestead (circa 1810).

 50+ From $99 Enquire

The Tea Room QVB

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Priding themselves on being Sydney’s most elegant function room, The Tea Room QVB is renowned for its grace, opulence and world-class dining experience. This heritage-listed building features original ornate 30ft ceilings, hand printed Florence Broadhurst wallpaper, Baccarat Zenith Crystal Chandeliers, and the ability to host from 50 to 200 seated guests or up to 300 cocktail guests. To find out more about this reputable historic venue, we suggest visiting their Easy Weddings storefront here.


 (53)  Sydney
  • Exquisite architectural elements and decor
One of Sydney's most spectacular ballrooms, The Tea Room QVB is a palatial wedding venue with soaring ceilings, large chandeliers, and beautiful decorative and architectural elements throughout. Located in the Queen Victorian Building in the heart of Sydney, this elegant wedding venue will ensure your wedding is one for the history books.

 50+ From $130 Enquire
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The Gardens on Forest

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The Gardens on Forest could be the historic venue you’ve been searching for. Perfect for a vintage wedding, this venue features the charm and character of the late Victorian era. The Gardens on Forest has a number of function spaces to choose from, so there’s something for every wedding at this gorgeous historical venue. Click here to find out more.



Athol Hall

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Having undergone a recent complete restoration, Athol Hall is the perfect setting for a vintage wedding. Boasting spectacular views of Sydney Harbour from its foreshore location, this venue oozes charm and grandeur amid a tranquil bush setting. To find out if Athol Hall is the wedding venue you’ve been searching for, we suggest taking a look at their Easy Weddings storefront here.

 (10)  Mosman
  • Stunning venue with views, great food and service
Athol Hall is an enchanting heritage venue within the serene Sydney National Park, Mosman, with exquisite views of the Sydney skyline, Opera House & iconic Harbour Bridge. Offering waterfront views, an outdoor undercover balcony running the venue’s length, park areas for outside drinks & lawn games, and Athol Hall provides the perfect setting for your wedding celebrations in one stunning location.

 40+ Enquire


If you are the on the hunt for a venue that combines vintage character and old-world charm, these 10 Sydney wedding venues are your best bet.

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